WHO Watch for 75th World Health Assembly: Call for Participation

Call for Watchers to participate to the World Health Assembly (May 2022 -physically)

PHM is preparing for watching the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA-75) of World Health Organisation. The session will take place from 22nd to 28th May in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Assembly takes place once and Executive Board meeting takes place twice a year. The items on the WHA75 agenda will probably include Public health emergencies: preparedness and response (including Covid19 response), Implementation of International Health Regulations (2005), Prevention and Control of  Non Communicable Diseases,  global health sector strategies on, respectively, HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs,  Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, Eradication of polio & Polio Transition , Maternal, infant and young child nutrition, Programme budget 2022–2023 and Sustainable financing: report of the Working Group.

Can you attend the WHA75 Meeting?

Through Medicus Mundi International, watchers are able to attend the meeting, work on PHM’s commentary, collaborate with civil society colleagues,  advocate our position and deliver statements from the floor to the meeting body. We are looking for young PHM activists to join as watchers in Geneva. If you are keen in developing your knowledge on issues discussed at the meeting, and to be involved in strengthening these issues in your country or region after the meeting, please let us know. As the work is intense, being able to work under some pressure and still provide support to your co-watchers will be a great advantage. It is also important for the watchers to be available for the full period of the meetings, including a preparatory workshop the week before the World Health Assembly . This means arrive on Sunday 15th May and depart on 28th May.

If you are interested in the politics of global health governance and understanding the role that people’s movements can play in UN processes, the preparatory workshop will be of interest for you. The Preparatory Workshop will also help the watchers acquaint themselves with the agenda topics and work on them. The preparatory workshop will be held between the 16th to 21st May in Geneva.

If you are interested in possibly participating in WHA75 Watch please fill in the form below. Please complete the form by 12th April. (please do note that a small number of watchers ( 1 or 2) will be representing each region/circle due to the team being small ( 8-10) )


click here for the application form